Early Head Start Home-Based Program

Serving young children (birth to age 3) and pregnant women in Trenton, NJ.

The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ) Early Head Start (EHS) Home-Based program provides high quality early childhood education, family support, and comprehensive services to 161 infants and toddlers ages 0-3 and pregnant women in Trenton, New Jersey. All services, including healthy snacks during home visits and nutritious meals during socialization events, are provided at no cost to families. For detailed descriptions of the services provided to HS/EHS families, refer to the ‘Comprehensive Services’ tab below.

EHS Home-Based children participate in engaging, interactive lessons and activities during twice monthly 90-minute home visits that reinforce key skills and developmental abilities. Programming designed to enhance infants’ and toddlers’ social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development is delivered in the comfort of the child’s home in partnership with his or her parent or guardian. 

Socialization events are held monthly at convenient locations throughout Trenton such as CHSofNJ’s main office, local parks, etc. These events create opportunities for children and families to socialize while participating in engaging learning activities and enjoying delicious, nutritious meals together. 

Our Philosophy. CHSofNJ’s HS/EHS program actively encourages parent participation – in the classroom, at HS/EHS events, and in administering the program. We recognize parents as their child’s first and best teacher, and we are committed to partnering with parents to help their children and families achieve their full potential!

As with all CHSofNJ programs, HS/EHS views children, families, and services through a trauma-informed lens. Our staff are trained to understand and serve children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which can impact behavior, health, development, cognition, and happiness. Our team also recognizes that trauma exists in the lives of parents, guardians, and other family members. Therefore, we approach all interactions with respect and care to ensure comfortability and build a trusting partnership with each family we serve.

For more information about our services to pregnant mothers, click here.